Frank Oz Talks About His Career, His Style, and Death at a Funeral

March 21, 2017 by | Academics

Working at Dodge College has afforded me some wonderful opportunities to meet some of the greatest people involved in the world of entertainment. But none of them compared to when legendary filmmaker and puppeteer, Frank Oz, visited a few weeks ago. Oz visited James Dutcher’s Film Script Analysis class to discuss his film Death at

Film Festival Kudos for 3/17/17

March 17, 2017 by | Kudos!

At the 89th Annual Academy Awards, you likely saw some familiar faces – yes, our own Student Academy Award winners Brenna Malloy and Brian Robau were invited to act as onstage talent wranglers, making sure all of Hollywood’s A-list talent made their cues correctly: We have FIVE films in the 18th Newport Beach Film Festival

Dodge Students Create Campaign to Face Mental Health Together

March 15, 2017 by Sabina Hahn & Katie Page | Programs

EDITOR’S NOTE: Five Dodge College students majoring in public relations and advertising (Mara Conway ’18, Sabina Hahn ’19, Katie Page ’19, Skye Sinyard ’18 and Allie White ’18) joined together to participate in this year’s Public Relations Student Society of America’s national Bateman Case Study Competition. The team created a series of events, a Self-Help

Alum Company Replay Collective Help Tell The Dodge College Story In New Promo Video

March 14, 2017 by | Alumni

Dodge College is proud that when our students graduate, they stay connected and collaborate as professionals. One example of this continued comradery is Replay Collective, a video marketing agency specializing in engagement-driven content targeted for the millennial generation. Replay’s story began in spring 2014, when Siddharth Ganji (MBA and MFA/Film and Television Producing ’14), Christian

Pre-Release Screening: SLEIGHT on March 27

March 10, 2017 by | Events

Join us for a special pre-release screening of SLEIGHT followed by a Q&A with the film’s writers, producers, and distributors.  Panelists include Alex Theurer (BFA/FP ’06), John Hegeman (BH Tilt) and Michael Luisi (WWE Studios). A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing and turns

Screenwriting: Where The Story Begins

March 9, 2017 by | Screenwriting

Before the budget is set, the cameras roll, and the film is edited, there is something very integral to the process that is needed: the script. Too often people forget that these worlds we see on the silver screen need to come from somewhere. “Screenwriters are invisible, and most people don’t know that we exist,”

Dodge Cast Episode 2 – Screenwriting

March 7, 2017 by | Academics

This week, we bring you Episode 2 of the Dodge Cast, where we look at the craft of screenwriting. We speak to James Dutcher and Barry Blaustein on what makes a good script, and look back at the history of screenwriting. We’d love for you to give it a listen, and give us your feedback.

Producing a Film School – Part 2

March 6, 2017 by Dodge College Staff | Academics

Last week, we looked at the initial steps of what it takes to create a film school. Now, we continue with part two of how Dodge College came to be. Big ideas Over the years, big ideas drove the vision for what became Dodge College. Some of those ideas came from Bassett’s experience as a

Producing a Film School – Part 1

February 27, 2017 by Dodge College Staff | Academics

Bob Bassett, founding Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, has often said that building a film school is like producing a film. It requires vision, leadership, a coherent narrative, careful pre-production and production, fund-raising and marketing. Or, as journalist Terence Loose once wrote in an interview with Bassett in Coast Magazine, “Creating